Virginia farmers markets are open during the COVID-19 health crisis, even though they were not deemed essential businesses in the governor’s initial executive order. Friends of Urban Agriculture advocating for the reclassification of farmers markets as essential businesses like grocery stores. Farmers markets now operate under guidelines that require vendors to be 8-10 feet apart and other safety protocols.
We urge you to visit Arlington’s farmers markets and support our local farmers and vendors who have had to pivot quickly to meet these new guidelines. Some have experienced hardship as other markets like restaurants, schools and institutions have closed. Those that can now offer delivery. Visit the farmers market websites to learn about their current guidelines, operational adjustments, and pre-ordering opportunities.
Arlington has 8 farmers markets. (Two new ones may be opening in 2021.) View a map of all the farmers markets and find one near you.
Arlington Farmers Market, N. 14th Street & N. Courthouse Road
Saturdays, open year-round: April – December 8 am – noon, January – March 9 am – noon
Westover Farmers Market, 1644 N. McKinley Road & Washington Blvd.
Sundays, open year round, May – November 8 am –noon, December – April 9 am – 1 pm
Columbia Pike Farmers Market, 2820 Columbia Pike at Walter Reed Drive
Sundays, open year round, 9 am – 1 pm
Ballston Farmers Market, Welburn Park across N. Stuart Street from Ballston Metro Station
Thursdays, April – November, 3 pm – 7 pm
Crystal City Farmers Market, 1900 Crystal Drive between 18th & 20th Streets
Tuesdays, May – October, 3 pm – 7 pm
Fairlington Farmers Market, 3308 S. Stafford St. at Fairlington Community Center
Sundays, May – October, 9 am – 1 pm
Lubber Run Farmers Market, Barrett Elementary School, 4401 N. Henderson St. & George Mason Dr
Saturdays, April – November, 8 am – noon
Rosslyn Farmers Market, 1800 N. Lynn Street near Rosslyn Metro Station in Central Place Plaza
Wednesdays, May – October, 3 pm – 7 pm
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